AWS B5.1:2003 An American National Standard
Specification for the Qualification of Welding Inspectors
Key Words —Qualification, inspection, Visual
examination, inspector, Associate Welding Inspector, AWI, Welding Inspector, WI, Senior Welding Inspector, SWI
AWS B5.1:2003 An American National Standard Approved by American National Standards Institute April 29, 2003
Specification for theQualification of Welding Inspectors
Prepared by AWS B5 Subcommittee on Welding Inspectors Under the Direction of AWS Personnel and Facility Qualification Committee Approved by AWS Board of Directors
This standard defines the qualification requirements to qualify welding inspectors. The qualification requirements for visual welding inspectors include experience, satisfactory completion of anexamination which includes demonstrated capabilities, and proof of visual acuity. The examination tests the inspector’s knowledge of welding processes, welding procedures, nondestructive examinations, destructive tests, terms, definitions, symbols, reports, welding metallurgy, related mathematics, safety, quality assurance and responsibilities.
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